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Writing, Reading, & Language Center

Rockville Campus

Workshops Series

The Writing, Reading, and Language Center offers several workshops each semester, focusing on a variety of grammar, composition, and reading skills.  All of these workshops are FREE and led by professional instructors with advanced degrees in English, TESOL, linguistics, or other related fields. 

 Special Accommodations: Any person needing special accommodations to participate in this workshop should contact the Assistant Manager of the WRLC at 240-567-7406. 

 DateTime Title of Workshop Description Location 
Wednesday, February 72:00-3:00 PMYes, You Got Schooled Transfer & Scholarship Essays 
Learn what to write when you are writing about yourself!  What do college admissions and scholarship committees want to know about you, and what are “deal-breakers?”
HU 002 Suite 
Monday, February 9  
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Get to the Point: Thesis Statements 

Every essay needs to tell the reader its purpose.  This sentence is called a “thesis statement.”  Come and learn how to write a meaningful thesis statement! 

 HU 002 Suite
Thursday, February 22 5:40 - 6:40 PM Yes, You Got Schooled Transfer & Scholarship Essays   Learn what to write when you are writing about yourself!  What do college admissions and scholarship committees want to know about you, and what are “deal-breakers?”
HU 002 Suite 

Thursday, March 1 

4:00 - 5:00 PMThe Unwritten: Learning How to Write Your Introduction and Conclusion“I am stuck!” I have no idea what this professor wants me to say in this introduction.”  Have you ever felt this way?  Beginning and ending an essay is critical to the writing process.  Attend this workshop and you will learn the key ingredients needed to formulate an effective introduction and conclusion.
HU 002 Suite 
Wednesday, March 21

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Getting to the Next Step: Developing Structure and Grammar

Join us to understand more about building a strong paragraph with meaningful topic sentences and strong transitions.  You will also acquire some of the foundational comma and semicolon rules as well as tips to strengthen your proofreading skills.

HU 002 Suite
Monday, April 9 12:00-1:00 PM Writing a Marathon: Training for the Long Essay 

Writing a longer essay maybe daunting Come gather some strategies for breaking down long essays into manageable pieces. 

HU 002 Suite

Wednesday, April 18 4:00 - 5:00 PM Cite it Right: How to Cite Using Various StylesGain further insight into the style guides that are most used in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Come with questions on citation as this workshop will have a Q & A component. HU 002 Suite 
Wednesday, April 251:00-2:00 PMMake Your Writing Shine: Polished PortoliosIf you have to submit a writing portfolio for a class, then this workshop is for you!  Attend to learn about expectations, revision tips, and ideas for writing the reflection essay

HU 002 Suite 

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